Canongate buys new Pilkington tie-in

Canongate buys new Pilkington tie-in

Canongate has bought a new book by TV presenter Karl Pilkington, with the title, The Moaning of Life, tying in to a five-part Sky 1 documentary out in the autumn.

Publisher Jamie Byng and senior editor Jenny Lord acquired world rights in the title from Tiffany Brown at John Noel Management, and will publish in September.

The book will record  Pilkington’s experiences as he travels round the world to face up to life’s big issues.

Byng said: “We are all thrilled to be working with Karl on his next project and look forward to building on the remarkable success of the first two books we’ve published together. Karl is genuinely unique, loved by his many fans and a real joy to publish.”

Canongate has previously published Pilkington’s bestselling An Idiot Abroad and Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad.